Category prison gangs

Bedrock – The Violence Control Unit

From the outside, the goings on in prison are invisible. If you live close enough to one, you might catch a glimpse of concrete walls and high mast yard lighting. If the wind is just right, you could hear the shrill buzz of an alarm in the distance. For most people, that’s the only thought–a […]

Prison and Literature

Lord of the Flies The social aspects of what goes on behind prison walls are┬áreally kind of fascinating. For those who worked there, we recognize the yard dynamics are something out of William Golding’s,┬áLord of the Flies. In the 1954 novel, a group of boys are stranded on an island and quickly devolve into savage […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect, and I’m not talking about the Aretha Franklin classic, but something just as deadly. Outside of drug deals, there are more stabbings in prison over respect, or more precisely the lack of respect, than nearly any other motivation. This very unscientific finding is based upon years of “picking up the pieces” after a stabbing […]